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GE range not heating

Common reasons your GE range is not heating

The most common reasons your GE range is not heating are a faulty igniter, inoperative electronic control board or a broken bake element.

  • 63%

    63% of the time it's the
    Igniter

  • 15%

    15% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the
    Bake Element

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a GE range

    Igniter Replacement

    A faulty range igniter can prevent a burner from igniting, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burner in the oven, or from a surface burner. A failed igniter could also cause difficulty in lighting the burner, requiring multiple attempts to achieve ignition. The igniter may emit a clicking sound without successfully lighting the gas, indicating a malfunction. In some cases, the igniter may not produce any visible spark at all. An igniter failure can lead to delayed ignition, causing a noticeable delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    An inoperative electronic control board can lead to various failures in a range, including a lack of power or heating in the oven or surface element, or prevent the oven from turning off. This is because the board serves as the brain of the range, controlling crucial operations such as regulating oven temperatures, running cooling fans, and controlling cooking time. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between many different components. A failing board may cause a chattering or clicking noise from the range and may emit a burning odor. Due to the potential impact on multiple components, it is advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests on the board to confirm if replacement is necessary.

    Bake Element Replacement

    A broken bake element in the range will prevent the oven from heating. In some cases, the bake element may show visible signs of damage, such as cracks, blisters, or burn marks. A failing element may exhibit an inability of the oven to reach or maintain the set temperature. You may notice uneven cooking or prolonged cooking times. If the element is severely damaged, it may cause sparking or smoking during operation. Having a Sears Home Services professional address these symptoms promptly is essential to ensure consistent and effective baking performance in the range oven.

    What to expect when you experience a GE range not heating issue

    How is the not heating problem fixed?

    Correcting most not heating problems usually involves replacing the igniter, electronic control board or bake element. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a range that is not heating

    When the range is not heating it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of range failures.

    What to look out for with a range not heating diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your range problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

    Troubleshooting for a GE Gas Range Oven not Heating

    When you’re facing a problem with the GE gas range oven not heating, check the control settings. The control lock feature on range could be enabled. That feature is used to prevent unintentional activation of the oven controls. A lock icon is displayed on the control panel when the control is locked.

    To unlock the controls, press and hold the Gas/Control Lockout button or Lock Controls pad for three seconds. If the Lock Controls pad is not visible, you can try pressing the COOK TIME and TIMER ON/OFF pads simultaneously for three seconds. The lock icon on the control panel will disappear and you should be able to start the oven.

    If you’re able to set the oven control but the GE gas range oven is not heating, a service technician will likely need to diagnose and repair the oven. A bad igniter is the most frequent cause of an oven heating failure in a GE gas range. The igniter glows and heats to a point where its resistance is low enough to let enough electrical current flow to the safety gas valve to open that valve so gas flows through the burner tube and ignites. A weak igniter may glow but won’t get hot enough to initiate the ignition sequence. A broken igniter won’t glow at all.

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